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Star of the Week

Star of the Week

During the “Field Season” (May - September) the fossil crew chooses individuals to become a CFDC Paleo Star of the Week. 

The fossil crew looks for someone who discovered a really cool fossil or many fossils during their visit to the CFDC.  It could also be someone who knows a lot about fossils or rocks or even someone who had a lot of fun with us!

Individuals awarded as the Paleo Star of the Week will be recognized in the museum as well as this website with a caption as to why they were chosen and presented with a certificate.  At the end of the field season we will draw one of our Paleo Stars for a grand prize.   Good luck to everyone!

Marik Braki
May 6, 2012 - Marike Braki

Marik is a grade nine student from the University of Winnipeg Collegiate. During the fossil dig Marik located two mosasaur fig fragments. Marik showed great excavation skills and lots of interest. He was a great addition to our fossil team!

Joshua Lontajo
May 13, 2012 - Joshua Lontajo

Joshua is a student in the Sisler High School Life Skills Program. Joshua showed enthusiasm and curiosity from the very beginning. During the dig Joshua found a fossil fragment. Joshua had an amazing attitude towards the fossil crew and his fellow participants. Thanks for the great work!

Garth Schick
May 20, 2012 - Garth Schick

Garth Schick is a Grade Eight and Nine science teacher. Mr. Schick located part of squid during his dig tour, known as Tusoteuthis longa. His son, Brady was eager to help uncover this discovery. Mr. Schick showed a keen interest by asking great questions. Thank you for working with us!

Gillam School
May 27, 2012 - Gillam School

These young enthusiasts are Grade Five students from Gillam School. They worked together to uncover the fossil remains of a Hesperonis regalis, a Cretaceous aquatic bird. Thanks for the great find!

Sabrina Leenders
June 3, 2012 - Sabrina Leenders

Sabrina is a Grade Seven student from Acadia Junior High. Sabrina discovered a fish vertebra from a Cimolichthys nepaholica. Sabrina had an amazing attitude, expressing a love for everything to do with dinosaurs. She is a brilliant palaeontologist in the making!

Peter Cantelon
June 11, 2012 - Peter Cantelon

Peter Cantelon joined the fossil crew for a day out in the field. Using a mix of luck and impressive detection skills, Peter uncovered a Styxosaurus vertebra and Hesperornis tibiotarsus soon after arriving. Peter should bring this amazing luck to our dig sites every day. This find will be remembered for quite a long time.

David Godin & Bailey Isaak
June 18, 2012 - David Godin & Bailey Isaak

David and Bailey are Grade seven students from La Salle School. David discovered a fish vertebrae and Bailey discovered a fish jaw. Their enthusiasm and excitement was superb. It was great working with you!

Carson Gansekoele
June 25, 2012 - Carson Gansekoele

Carson is a Grade four student from Dufferin Christian School. Carson discovered a fragment of mosasaur vertebrae. Carson was knowledgeable about mosasaurs from a school project. Thank you for your curiosity.

Grace Thomson
July 2, 2012 - Grace Thomson

Grace visited the museum on a ½ day fossil dig adventure tour with her grandmother and aunt. During this time Grace uncovered eleven mosasaur fossil fragments! The enthusiasm of this group was greatly appreciated.

Deborah Kennedy
July 9, 2012 - Deborah Kennedy

Deborah joined us out in the field for two days with her children. Working through the heat, she managed to make a great find. Deborah discovered a rare ichthyornis hip bone. Thank you for exploring with us.

Brice Beauchesne
July 16, 2012 - Brice Beauchesne

Brice joined us out in the field for two weeks. In that time he became a part of the CFDC crew, going out to different dig sites and also working behind the scenes in the lab. Brice showed a keen interest and enthusiasm for paleontology. Thanks for joining us!

Greg & CJ Klauer
July 23, 2012 - Greg and CJ Klauer

This week’s Paleostars were a blast to have in the field with us. Their keen interest and diverse conversations made the days very enjoyable. Together we created an awesome plaster jacket in the field. Thank you very much for joining our team!

Ricky Wiebe
July 30, 2012 - Ricky Wiebe

Ricky has completed every Dino Day Camp activity, becoming a Dino Day camp expert. Ricky has joined us for two days a week since the beginning of the 2012 program. Ricky is nine years old and has a keen interest in dinosaurs. After touring the museum many times Ricky is starting to become an expert on all things cretaceous. Thanks for joining us here at the museum!

Josie, Kyra, and Maurin
August 6, 2012 - Josie Puch, Kyra and Maurin Smith

Josie, Kyra, and Maurin are young adventurers. They worked diligently during fossil dig, eventually discovering a fish scale. They were very energetic and showed interest in every part of the dig. Thanks for coming out!

Ryan French
August 13, 2012 - Ryan French and gang

This group had a great adventurous spirit. Their interest in all parts of the day was great to see. Ryan worked very efficiently discovering a cluster of fish vertebrae with the help of his two sons. Thanks for joining us in the field!

Alex Bistyak
August 20, 2012 - Alex Bistyak

Alex had an excellent fossil finding day. Alex discovered fragments from a mosasaur finger bone and tooth. Alex also found small fragments from various fish. Alex is an expert at fossil digging and hopes to palaeontologist when he grows up. Thanks for the great day in the field!



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